Western liberals need to admit that we have finally reached the limits of the Enlightenment’s cult of secular individualism.
Social monitoring and the ever present threat of Wikileaks today makes Stasi-surveilled East Germany look like a campus safe
Most Americans, only marginally less ethnocentric today than twenty years ago, have a simplistic, nuance-free view of China and the Chinese people. Although apprehensive about the rise of an economic juggernaut and its impact on the American way of life, the images China casts up are rooted in the past.
We have been disseminated, broken down into our basic particles. We are no longer a collection of molecules, experiences and talents. We are seen as a small unit in the larger mechanism of the society.
A life dominated by mouth cancer, the biblical writers have shown me that God is big enough to take it when we shout, "Why are you sleeping in my storm?" In the case of the disciples, Jesus responds by stilling the wind with the same language he used to cast out demons.
Girls and boys have been telling us for decades that American culture is to blame as to why we are seeing such high rates of suicide in the U.S.
Those are three books I'm dying to read. I'd also like to read How the Cleveland Cavaliers Won the NBA Championship, but
In the United States, the societal structure is overly individualistic. Especially in certain geographic areas like the Northeast, individualism and self-centered values are to an extent that pushes one towards selfishness and loneliness.
As I listen to the campaign speeches of the Republican and Democratic presidential front-runners - each outlining their views for the future of America - it seems to me that it boils down to one central question.
But unlike those situations from my past-- I'm having the time of my life with these women! We all just returned from writing